The Los Angeles Times reported that the last time it snowed in downtown Los Angeles was in 1962

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February 22, 2019 09:31 AM

Snow fell in Los Angeles on Thursday for the first time in years — and Hollywood-based celebrities couldn’t believe it.

A winter storm that passed through the Southwest early Thursday brought snow and hail to parts of the country including Nevada and Southern California, causing school closures, freeway closures and confusion among L.A. residents, according to the Los Angeles Times and local CBS station KCAL-TV.

The snow fell in L.A. areas including Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Northridge, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas, where the Kardashians live.

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According to the Times, the last time it snowed in downtown L.A. was in January 1962. In all of Los Angeles County, the last snow dusting was in 2007, over a decade ago.

Celebrities who live in Los Angeles posted on social media to share their excitement and confusion.

Heather Locklear shared an Instagram video where she brought her dog outside to experience the snow. “It’s snowing!! Mister, it’s your first snow!” she says in the clip.

Jerry O’Connell couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “It is snowing in Calabasas right now,” O’Connell told his Instagram followers in disbelief during an Instagram video, going on to reference the Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson scandal.

“Okay? Calabasas, California where the Kardashians live, where Jordyn used to live, it is snowing right now. Look at this.”

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O’Connell showed viewers the top of his car, where snow had melted into droplets. “Look. Snow, not hail. Snow! That’s bird poop,” he joked. “But snow! It’s is snowing in Calabasas! Crazy.”

Kylie Jenner also filmed the snow in Calabasas. “It’s literally snowing in Calabasas,” Jenner said during an Instagram Story video, showing the snowflakes hitting a friend’s sweatshirt. “This is crazy!”

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Also in Calabasas: Kendra Wilkinson. “I have something to say…. ITS SNOWING IN CALABASAS,” she posted on Twitter, along with an Instagram Story of the snowfall.

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In Malibu, Brody Jenner got in on the snow fun, making a tiny snowman. “Last time it snowed in Malibu I was probably 8 years old,” he wrote on Instagram. “Pretty cool it happened again.”

“This is probably the coldest storm system I’ve seen in my time in California,” David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the Times. “We’ve had cold mornings and freeze conditions, but I don’t remember seeing anything quite this cold.”

By Thursday night, the winter storm was heading east, out of the Los Angeles area, though the National Weather Service is keeping a freeze warning in place through Friday morning.

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